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Two Vehicle Injury Collision at Intersection of US 431 & Forgy Mill Road

Date of News Release: 03/02/2015

Dunmor, KY (Muhlenberg County) - The Kentucky State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury collision that occurred at the intersection of US 431 and Forgy Mill Road, just north of Dunmor, on Sunday, March 1, at 12:46 p.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Shawntah Gidcumb, 21, of Drakesboro, was operating a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am on Forgy Mill Road approaching the intersection of US 431. David Buchanan, 42, of Dunmor, was operating a 2000 Dodge Ram pickup truck northbound on US 431.

It appears that Ms. Gidcumb failed to stop at the stop sign and proceeded onto US 431. Her vehicle struck the passenger side of Mr. Buchanan's vehicle. Ms. Gidcumb's vehicle came to rest in the southbound lane. Mr. Buchanan's vehicle crossed the southbound lane and exited the roadway where it traveled down an embankment and into a ditch. It came to rest upright, off the roadway.

Mr. Buchanan and his passenger, Jarrett Francis, 41, of Dunmor, were transported via ambulance to the Muhlenberg Community Hospital for treatment. Both occupants were wearing seatbelts. Ms. Gidcumb, who was wearing a seatbelt, and her passenger (son), Sabastin Gidcumb, 1, who was secured in a child safety seat, were not injured.

Trooper First Class Craig Engler investigated the collision. Trooper First Class Jerry Knight, the Dunmor Volunteer Fire Department and Muhlenberg County EMS assisted at the scene.